Half Pints Phil's Pils

Half Pints Phil's Pils

Rated 3.588 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Company

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Style:  Bohemian / Czech Pilsener

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

30 International Bittering Units

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Phil is a friend of good beer, so Phil’s Pils must be an impressive ode to good taste. Thankfully (Phil would say) it’s the opposite of most Pilsners available today. Brewed using two-row pale, melanoidin, and crystal malts, this lager is chock full of malty goodness on top of German hops. His Pils actually tastes like malt & hops – what a novel idea!

ID: 27182 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank2037
Overall Percentile96.2
Style Rank9 of 1802
Style Percentile99.5
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.940
Weighted Score3.588
Standard Deviation0.305

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  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Dam fine looking brew for the style this is the best I’ve seen so far. Body appears slightly hazy and is a warm honey brown color, a quarter inch thick creamy cap sits on top and is leaving behind tons of lacing and the retention is great the head lasted the entire brew. Aroma is pleasant a touch on the mild side though, mild hops that come across citrusy and are combing very nicely with some smooth lightly roasted malts. I detecting some sourness in the aroma on deep inhales but is hardly noticeable. Phenomenal flavor malty smooth bready toastedness combined with a wonderful hop presence, this is just plain old yummy. I swear I’m tasting rice crispy squares. Beer feels medium bodied and leaves behind a mild sweet after taste. I can’t believe how good this beer is the malts are just so full and rich, and finally a Canadian brewer who isn’t scared to make a beer that actually has a hop flavor in it. I’m blown away by how good the beer is I’ve managed to drink the entire 660ml bottle in a few minutes I want more but it’s a 14 hour drive away dam it.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Thanks, B for the brew...
    Poured out a nice deep gold, barely hazy brew with ...hell yea! old skool pantera - cowboys from hell just crashed in m/....a so-so white crown that does not last long enough and left near zreo lacing. The aroma borders on being quite refreshing and does not overpower and stays fairly mellow. A great mix of mild citrus (lemon is prominent) and floral hops, very bready malts and the weakest spice can be found - this spice is quite interesting so look for it during the entire tasting. The taste is pretty good but on some sips comes across boring. Good upfront malts especially early on in the tasting where as i've noticed that the hops are more dominate more later on (odd). Decent ammount of biscuit malts and dry, spicy and piney malts. The Saaz hops are noticable. Mouthfeel is prety smooth with the carbonation early on being a bit to big but that mellows. Light medium bodied. Solid middle and lots of hops to finish you off dry, spicy and bitter. I just realized that I'm pretty buzzed as I've spelt 'pretty' 'preyy' four times straight and actually had to concentrate to type it properly. Work will suck tomorrow once again.

  • ALCOHOLIC 220 reviews
    rated 4.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Another great beer from Half Pints. A nice mix of hops and malts to it. It hit the stop while relaxing on my deck during a nice hot day. Recommend it to anyone.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of Piscator 34: Poured a deep golden color pils with a nice medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of crisp hops and floral malt is quite sublime. Taste is a well balance mix between some floral malt and some light dry (maybe a tad too dry) crisp hops which provides a very refreshing taste. Body is quite full for the style with some good carbonation and nice creamy texture. Very well done and something that I would love to have more often in the summertime.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    650ml bomber Thanks Trev. Poured a shimering lightly hazed honey gold with a big puffy white cap. Good head retention and wonderful lacing ( lotsa protiens in this drink) Aromas are a wonderul balance of floral hops and bready pale malts with light mustiness...nice! Profile: delicious biscuit malts in the front are joined by a perfect balance of herbal hops which do not swamp out the subtle malt tastes...mid palate subtle complexity with some musty-earthy woody tones joining the herbal hopping and chewy pale malts give faint suggestions of biscuits and honey...finish is smooth and mellow with the herbacious hops coming a bit more forward...light bready after taste. Impression: a well crafted delicate Pils that profiles the malts and has a judicial use of hops..very smooth, mellow and drinkable...Dave If I didn’t know better I’d swear you abstracted Brickman’s Pils recipe.

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